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Giving up the Game Face: The importance of showing your true feelings

Giving up the Game Face: The importance of showing your true feelings

One of the most difficult things to do is to make ourselves appear happy when we feel stressed on the inside. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to put on a show of happiness, especially when we are already working on trying to solve what is making us feel stressed. The effort to appear happy taxes our system even more.

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Time stands still for nobody: how visiting home can teach us about change

Time stands still for nobody: how visiting home can teach us about change

 

Living abroad can transform us in ways that are only noticeable when we visit home. Residing in a different culture as an expat can change us.  “Going home” can feel different or as if we no longer fit in like we used to.  Why does this happen?

Visiting home while living abroad is always exciting. Seeing special people is always a top item on the to-do list. Going to favorite restaurants, visiting certain shops or neighborhoods, eating iconic foods, and enjoying a shared culture and language are also anticipated pleasure points on our visits home. We arrive, we take in, we enjoy and we feel like we belong again. And then....

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Are you prepared to launch (Mommy version)? ‘Letting go’ before moving on

Are you prepared to launch (Mommy version)? ‘Letting go’ before moving on

Do you know how to let go before moving to a new location? Are you ready to launch? Are you aware of the process of letting go?

For some, the launch site has been your permanent home. You will temporarily be leaving home, but will return after a fixed amount of time. For others, the launch site changes every 1-5 years and may never be a landing site again.

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Are You Living a Sustainable Life? 3 Easy Steps to Prevent Taking a Fall

Are You Living a Sustainable Life? 3 Easy Steps to Prevent Taking a Fall

Feeling swept away with all the “extras” of the expat lifestyle? These 3 steps will help maximize the experience and create sustainable lifestyle habits while living abroad, or heading back home.

Living abroad brings lots of challenges, but it can also bring great rewards. Relocation may trigger larger wages, a bigger house, free private schooling, upscale neighborhoods, and perhaps more disposable income. Additionally, relocation may also provide in-home services such as a housekeeper and chauffer.

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What Can I Expect of My Child? Limit Setting and Discipline by Age Group

What Can I Expect of My Child? Limit Setting and Discipline by Age Group

Limit setting and discipline is a common concern among parents. This article explains how to set limits to our children depending on their age.

Knowing what children are capable of is a common concern among parents. Different cultures, different parental expectations, and different information can make it difficult to know what limits to put on behavior and when to expect children to conform to those limits.

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